Monthly Meetings: Our meetings typically begin with guild business, announcements and “show and tell.” A program or speaker follows. The meetings offer an opportunity for socializing and sharing with fellow quilters, and learning from local and national speakers.
Workshops: Quilting teachers are brought to the group a few times a year to present half or whole day specialized workshops on a certain pattern, design, or technique. These teachers are often those that have presented at the guild meetings.
Community Service: One of the most rewarding benefits of membership is the opportunity, as a volunteer, to make and donate service quilts. As a part of a friendship group or on our own, we create Comfort Quilts, Hugs From the Heart quilts, Honor Flight quilts, “Quilts for Kids” quilts, and Quilts of Valor.
Guild Activities: HOQG offers a wide variety of activities and perks: sew-in days, retreats, educational programs, speakers, annual fabric sale, quilt challenge, service projects, friendship groups, annual banquet, Goodwill Angel, library, workshops, and much more.
Quilt Show: HOQG hosts a biennial quilt show (held in odd-numbered years). The quilts displayed are created by the guild membership with a special collection of quilts by the guild’s featured artist. The featured artist is chosen by the guild from the membership.
Friendship Groups: Friendship groups are small groups of quilters who like to meet outside of guild meetings for quilt-related activities. Friendship groups are a great way to make new friends, share ideas, and learn new techniques. Friendship groups form out of like interests, for example: embellishing crazy quilt blocks; charity quilts; remnant quilts; talent sharing; scrap quilts; community cares service quilts – Quilts of Valor, Hospice, HOQG Hugs from the Heart quilt and Kids Quilts; open sew; sewing basics for beginning quilters; and paper piecing. They can either be “open” and anyone can join, or “closed” with members added as meeting space allows.
Newsletter: The Thread Connection, containing all of guild’s news and happenings, is the guild’s monthly newsletter.
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